Michaela Pelican presents “Being Black in China”

On June 2-3, 2017 Michaela Pelican gave a presentation on ‘Being Black in China: Perspectives of African Migrants’ at the workshop ‘Talking Colors in Turkey and Beyond‘, held at the University of Cologne. The two-day event explored discourses on blackness, whiteness, race, class and gender from different disciplinary and regional angles, and was organized by…

Call for Paper: “International Migrants in China”

Please consider submitting a paper for this panel on international migrants in China and please forward this call to others who might be interested. We are looking forward to receiving your paper proposals (max. 250 words) until March, 24th 2017. Please send them to k.k.cheuk@hum.leidenuniv.nl and aldina.camenisch@unibas.ch. Please do not make your own paper submission…

Frank Pieke on New York Times

On the NYT online article “China Wants to Attract More Foreigners (of a Certain Kind)” (23 February 2017), our project lead researcher Frank Pieke commented on the complicated nature of foreign immigration to China, saying: The full article is accessible at https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/23/world/asia/china-green-card-stephon-marbury.html?ref=oembed.  

‘There Goes the Neighbor’: Marriage Migration from Russia to China

On 17-18 December 2016 Dr. Elena Barabantseva participated in the symposium ‘There Goes the Neighbor: Increasing Tensions in Cooperative Northeast Asia’ which took place in Kokura (Japan) and organized within the framework of new initiative ‘National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU) Area Studies Project for Northeast Asia’. The two-day event explored new research directions for Northeast…

Dynamic Borderlands conference in Kathmandu, Nepal

Dr. Elena Barabantseva and Dr. Caroline Grillot (Manchester, UK) took part in the ‘Dynamic Borderlands: Livelihoods, Communities and Flows’ conference in Kathmandu on 12-15 December 2016. ‘Cross-border family dynamics: negotiating states, securing livelihoods, practicing citizenship’ panel, organized and chaired by Elena Barabantseva, brought together four papers on the changing cross-border intimacies, governing practices and familial…

China-Arabia Connections and Indian-Chinese Trade

On 15-16 December 2016, Ka-Kin Cheuk took part in the third Muhammad Alagil Arabia Asia Conference, China-Arabia Encounters and Engagements co-organized by the Chair in Arabia Asia Studies, Asia Research Institute and the Arabia-Asia Research Cluster, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore. Drawing on his ethnographic findings of transnational value transfers among Indian traders in China,…